Bikes 30 Sep 2020

Detailed: 2021 KTM 350 EXC-F WESS

Hardcore upgrades applied to new off-road model to be released next year.

KTM has introduced a limited edition 350 EXC-F WESS model for 2021 as a tribute to the international enduro series and boasting an assortment of upgrades. Featuring WP XACT air forks for the first time on a KTM EXC, along with an impressive list of extra components, it’s a limited edition bike that will set you apart on the trail.

Based on the incredibly versatile KTM 350 EXC-F, which has become a favourite among enduro riders worldwide, the WESS edition features a celebratory livery that pays homage to the diverse challenges of WESS competition.

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Using the key elements from KTM’s best-selling four-stroke competition enduro machine, the KTM 350 EXC-F WESS enhances the production model’s package by including factory wheels with hubs anodised in orange, a radiator fan and protectors, CNC machined triple clamps in orange, a plastic skid plate, and a grippy factory seat.

The biggest enhancement on the WESS model is seen with the inclusion of WP XACT 48mm air fork technology. Specifically designed for high-performance off-road use, the lightweight innovation from WP allows for easy and quick adjustments via the air pressure valve for pre-load (on the left) or the easy-access clickers for damping (on the right), optimising suspension settings.

Built for those looking for the ultimate racer, the 2021 KTM 350 EXC-F WESS comes with further additions in the forms of a floating front disc with guard, a solid rear disc, a Supersprox stealth rear sprocket, an orange oil plug, grey ODI grips and a standard map select switch. The all-new WESS graphics and orange frame make this unique machine stand out with a close-to-factory look.

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“There is exclusivity with each one of our special edition machines and with the KTM 350 EXC-F WESS we set out to provide hardcore enduro fans with a technical upgrade that will help them thrive on in competition or further enhance their general feeling while riding,” said Joachim Sauer, KTM senior product manager off-road.

“With the addition of the WP XACT fork technology for the first time on a KTM EXC, the bike is a fantastic tribute to the skills we see in the WESS championship. For WESS fans and enduro riders that want unique looks and class-leading four-stroke performance then this is another unmissable off-road bike that we at KTM are really proud of.”

The new KTM 350 EXC-F WESS will be available in limited numbers at authorised KTM dealers in Australia and New Zealand from January 2021 onwards. For more information on pricing and availability, contact your local KTM dealer or visit